Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Adjusting and Accomplishing
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
I'm thrilled that I've gotten so much energy and enthusiasm back. I'm gradually getting back in the habit of preparing dinner. It's great to sit together at the dinner table with the TV turned off, and just enjoy one another. It reminds me of when we would have our "domestic dates" while we were engaged. I'd prepare a full meal, and we'd really connect with one another as we conversed and ate.
Spiritually speaking, things are going well too. I had a particularly significant day on Monday (more about that later maybe) and it ushered in a new season of peace and freedom--something I was needing.
So many months have passed since I went on short term disability, and I'm glad that it has been worthwhile. I'm at the point now where I'm looking forward to returning to work. I'm a little apprehensive about it, but not overly so. I've got the jitters about it much like when I was about to start a new quarter of school.
Healthwise, I'm in a good place. Like I said before, since the Seroquel doesn't dry me out like benadryl would, I'm having a much easier time with my morning airway clearance. I've been so successful with that in fact, that I don't have to cough nearly as much throughout the day.
Not everything is perfect though. I've gotten a handle on the coughing, but now that I'm eating more, I'm having to adjust my enzymes. That's something I need to bring up at my next clinic appointment. I think it may be time to switch from Creon to something else, but I'm not convinced that's the case. Things just seem to be off-track with my tummy. I'm gaining weight, but it's obvious from my bathroom habits that I'm still not absorbing the fats. (Those of you who have CF can probably guess what I'm talking about).
That's about it for now. I'll post more updates, especially if I hit upon a good solution with the enzymes.